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Old 03-04-2011, 04:05 PM   #196
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:44 AM   #197
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Wanted to resurrect this thread a bit... Added some "goodies" to my motor recently...

Built for "Go-Fast"










Probably gonna swap the tires to something a bit less aggressive now that I've got an Enduro
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Old 04-06-2011, 01:56 PM   #198
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More pics please! Especially a side on view.

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Old 04-07-2011, 04:25 AM   #199
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Wanted to resurrect this thread a bit... Added some "goodies" to my motor recently...

Built for "Go-Fast"

Probably gonna swap the tires to something a bit less aggressive now that I've got an End

Saw the start up vid on XL. How are liking the conversion so far ? By the way,the bike looks and sound great!
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Old 04-07-2011, 07:40 AM   #200
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Saw the start up vid on XL. How are liking the conversion so far ? By the way,the bike looks and sound great!
So far so good. Gonna take the rocker covers, rocker boxes, cam cover, etc. off tonight to do a quick little inspection. The engine runs strong, and I can't wait to start tuning the EFI... I can tell there is just GOBS of power waiting to be untapped in the higher revs...I am just on the cusp, while trying to be good and keep the RPM's in the break-in range.

For those who want to know, I've now done the 1200 conversion, with the 04+ 1200XL/XB Heads, 10.5:1 forged pistons, .536 SE Cams, and that nice 2-1 pipe you see...

Here's the startup vid wishin4woods was talking about... This was JUST after buttoning everything up, first ever run and 1 minute heat cycle:

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Old 04-07-2011, 09:24 AM   #201
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Here's the startup vid wishin4woods was talking about... This was JUST after buttoning everything up, first ever run and 1 minute heat cycle:

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Old 04-09-2011, 04:39 PM   #202
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Old 04-09-2011, 05:16 PM   #203
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Somewhat unexpectedly, I bought a '04 XL1200R today - almost exactly the same I've owned before. Exact same model and year, just a different color :) The deal was too good to pass up, and I've been itching to ride a Harley again. :)

The bike needs a new front tire though. As I understand, the standard size is 100/90 19. I know this is a little subjective, but what do you feel is a good replacement? I'm basically looking for something comparable to PR2. I especially appreciate good grip in the wet, as that's when I'm least confident while driving.

The bike has also sat in a barn over the winter, and has some small spots of surface rust, the worst is the left side middle peg mount. Taking it off, sanding it and repainting isn't really viable currently. I've already given it a generous spraying with WD40, to at least try and stop any further damage. Do you have any tips on how to proceed? Thanks!

Also, the color on the bike is the same as on this: http://i803.photobucket.com/albums/y...xl1200r008.jpg
It looks surprisingly good in real life, I think I prefer it over black. However, I have no clue what it is called. Do you? :)
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Old 04-12-2011, 05:49 AM   #204
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Kirk, that is THE coolest Sporty I've seen. What kind of air cleaner is that?

I've got a friend who is looking for something like that. She also has a leak, looks like where the shifter comes out of the primary case. I am going to help her with that, figured I'd have to take the primary case off, but someone on another site said I could replace the seal without taking the cover off. I don't have a shop manual for it, can anyone help me out and let me know if that's the case? Or do I need to open her up?

Also, if she adds an air cleaner like Kirks, does that mean re-jetting? It's a stock exhaust, she just wants a smaller air cleaner that doesn't bump her knee.

Oh, it's a '02 883.
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Old 04-12-2011, 05:57 AM   #205
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Somewhat unexpectedly, I bought a '04 XL1200R today - almost exactly the same I've owned before. Exact same model and year, just a different color :) The deal was too good to pass up, and I've been itching to ride a Harley again. :)

The bike needs a new front tire though. As I understand, the standard size is 100/90 19. I know this is a little subjective, but what do you feel is a good replacement? I'm basically looking for something comparable to PR2. I especially appreciate good grip in the wet, as that's when I'm least confident while driving.

The bike has also sat in a barn over the winter, and has some small spots of surface rust, the worst is the left side middle peg mount. Taking it off, sanding it and repainting isn't really viable currently. I've already given it a generous spraying with WD40, to at least try and stop any further damage. Do you have any tips on how to proceed? Thanks!

Also, the color on the bike is the same as on this: http://i803.photobucket.com/albums/y...xl1200r008.jpg
It looks surprisingly good in real life, I think I prefer it over black. However, I have no clue what it is called. Do you? :)
Spray it liberally with WD40 and rub with a brass brush. Vinegar is also a good rust remover. Straight vinegar or anything like ketchup with lots of it in there will work as well. Rub with aluminum foil or a brass brush.
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Old 04-12-2011, 06:13 AM   #206
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Spray it liberally with WD40 and rub with a brass brush. Vinegar is also a good rust remover. Straight vinegar or anything like ketchup with lots of it in there will work as well. Rub with aluminum foil or a brass brush.
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:02 AM   #207
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Somewhat unexpectedly, I bought a '04 XL1200R today - almost exactly the same I've owned before. Exact same model and year, just a different color :) The deal was too good to pass up, and I've been itching to ride a Harley again. :)

The bike needs a new front tire though. As I understand, the standard size is 100/90 19. I know this is a little subjective, but what do you feel is a good replacement? I'm basically looking for something comparable to PR2. I especially appreciate good grip in the wet, as that's when I'm least confident while driving.//
I'm going with Metzeler ME880's.

I'm planning on Ricor Intimnators for the front and already bought a fork brace. Still researching shocks for the back - Ohlins are available, I've also inquired from ELKA and Penske.
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:25 AM   #208
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Kirk, that is THE coolest Sporty I've seen. What kind of air cleaner is that?

I've got a friend who is looking for something like that. She also has a leak, looks like where the shifter comes out of the primary case. I am going to help her with that, figured I'd have to take the primary case off, but someone on another site said I could replace the seal without taking the cover off. I don't have a shop manual for it, can anyone help me out and let me know if that's the case? Or do I need to open her up?

Also, if she adds an air cleaner like Kirks, does that mean re-jetting? It's a stock exhaust, she just wants a smaller air cleaner that doesn't bump her knee.

Oh, it's a '02 883.
It's an NRHS Round Hurricane. Crossroads Performance also makes one.

If you can get that oil seal out while the primary is still on, then more power to ya... But it is a true "oil seal" and is a press fit... I usually use a screwdriver and SLOWLY work it around til' it's seated.

Not too sure about rejetting on the carbed Sporties... mine is EFI.
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Old 04-12-2011, 02:20 PM   #209
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Kirk, that is THE coolest Sporty I've seen. What kind of air cleaner is that?

I've got a friend who is looking for something like that. She also has a leak, looks like where the shifter comes out of the primary case. I am going to help her with that, figured I'd have to take the primary case off, but someone on another site said I could replace the seal without taking the cover off. I don't have a shop manual for it, can anyone help me out and let me know if that's the case? Or do I need to open her up?

Also, if she adds an air cleaner like Kirks, does that mean re-jetting? It's a stock exhaust, she just wants a smaller air cleaner that doesn't bump her knee.

Oh, it's a '02 883.
Just pry it out carefully like Kirk said, then tap the new one in with a deepwell socket. I've done it a few times. Put a wrap of electrical tape on the shifter shaft splines to protect your new seal.

The jetting will probably be OK with the stock mufflers. If you change them and the a/c, it'll be very lean. If you're comfortable doing it, a 45 low speed jet will help.
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